Unlike a Criminal or Forensic investigation, the objective of a Private Investigation is not to gather evidence to present to a Court of Law.
The objective is simply to examine and collect information and establish clarity on the facts surrounding an incident, or set of circumstances, for presentation to a client. These are usually involved but not limited to:
– Domestic/Matrimonial investigations
- Investigations into an individual’s activities
- Evidence gathering for adultery/infidelity suits
- Substance abuse suspicions
A Private Investigation is not restricted by the legal implication of presenting evidence in such a way that is accepted as being admissible. A Private Investigation is normally recommended when the client wishes to resolve a particular problem, but does not wish to seek legal recourse.
The client wants to KNOW THE TRUTH AND GET PEACE OF MIND.
The objective of a Civil Investigations include the investigation of any set of circumstances that would be dealt with in a civil court. This would include recovery of bad debt, matrimonial issues etc.
Criminal Investigation is an applied science that involves the study of facts, used to identify, locate and prove the guilt of a criminal. A complete criminal investigation can include searching, interviews, interrogations, evidence collection and preservation and various methods of investigation. Modern-day criminal investigations commonly employ many modern scientific techniques known collectively as Forensic Science.
A forensic investigation concerns itself with the science of gathering evidence in a manner that will allow such evidence to be presented to, and be held admissible in a court of law, be that a criminal, civil or industrial court.
Fox Forensics can do both standard and Forensic Investigation of any criminal act – from common theft to murder.
Fox Forensics not only have the experience, expertise and technology to ascertain whether a spouse or partner is having an affair or not, but also a support and advise structure to guide and support you through the emotional trauma caused by these matters.
Once it has been established that the partner or spouse is indeed cheating, Fox Forensics can gather evidence to proof this in a professional and discreet way. This can be done in a way to either just give you Peace of Mind and Know the Truth, or in a Forensic method to enable you to use the evidence in Court later if need be.
Contact Fox Forensics for free advice on these matters.
A Polygraph Test is an effective investigative tool to identify guilty individuals in an incident or crime, but also eliminates the innocent. What is a polygraph test? It is a Forensic Psychophysiological test.
POLY – meaning ‘many’ and,
GRAPH – meaning chart paper with markings on. With technological advancement the paper is replaced with digital data on a computer.
FORENSIC – means it is scientific and can be used at the CCMA or court as expert evidence.
PSYCHO – means that which affects the workings of the human mind.
PHYSIOLOGICAL – means that which affects the workings of the human body.
Psychophysiological Detection of Deception (PDD)(the actual test) is the process of determining if a person is attempting to deceive or being truthful to an issue under investigation. Unconscious conflicts between your ID and Superego cause inner tension.The fear of detection of deception (lying) will cause changes in the body, at or near the point in time of the deception.
A trained Polygraph Examiner can diagnose these changes. The polygraph is capable of revealing additional investigation leads, statements of examinees can be accurately verified or discredited, aids in obtaining truthful statements and it aids in locating hidden evidence.
The polygraph is used for pre-employment screening, periodic / ad hoc testing, criminal and civil investigations, matrimonial disputes, guilty knowledge tests as well as counterintelligence testing. Polygraph is admissible in court, depending on the circumstances. It has to be used in conjunction with supporting evidence. The CCMA also uses it extensively and successfully. You cannot force someone to undergo a polygraph test. They must volunteer and also sign a consent form prior to be tested. But if you have nothing to hide, then there is no harm doing the test.
Everything in the test is 100% confidential. Only the information that concerns the matter at hand gets reported. Our tests are digitally video recorded and all test charts/questions/ information and video is backed up to CD and kept indefinitely. The accuracy range is between 90-98%. The Polygraph is NOT a lie detector! It is a scientific diagnostic instrument.
Fox Forensics has the technology and experience to recover DELETED data from computers and cell/mobile phones and such a Forensic way as to be admissible in Court.
Fox Forensics can supply and install various Monitor Software Program on Computers and cell/mobile phones to monitor and record activity. These are Stealth programs, which means their presence or operation cannot be detected.
What does your spouse, partner, child or employee do on the computer while you are absent? Are you worried about what they do on the Internet? You deserve the right to KNOW THE TRUTH AND GET PEACE OF MIND about what they are doing on the computer.
Cell Phone Data Recovery:
Most people don’t think of cell phones as a well of information and evidence.
With the advanced features of today’s phones, there is more information about where someone has been, who they know and are talking to, what they are saying, and pictures they have as well as larger amounts of file storage than ever before. This information can be invaluable as evidence for everything from criminal cases, to private litigation cases, to corporate clients, to matrimonial matters, or just for your Peace of Mind.
Fox Forensics makes use of the most advanced Forensic Programs available in the world to recover (acquire) or retrieve deleted data from most makes and models of cell phones.
The difference between a Forensic search and acquisition and other methods of recovering deleted data from a cell phone is that the results are Forensic and stable, and can NOT be manipulated in any way. It can be used as evidence in court.
Fox Forensics has access to various Local and International electronic information services and databases which are invaluable tools in background screening processes and tracing of individuals and property and other assets.
If or once the “wanted” or “missing” person’s landline or cell phone number is known, Fox Forensics can pinpoint that person’s current address and/or abode.
This service is applied to tracing and finding Missing Persons, Criminals, Individuals wanted for Bad Debt, or even just persons wanted for the purpose of serving Court Papers on.
Technical surveillance is in most cases the most cost effective way to the solution of a problem.
Covert Video Surveillance: Actual video evidence is very difficult to dispute! Fox Forensics intelligence gathering department ensures a professional and discreet installation of the latest equipment Particular attention to detail is paid to the camera placement because often one has only one shot at capturing the evidence.
Covert Listening Devices: Often, the only practical means of gathering intelligence is to monitor conversations. Fox Forensics intelligence gathering department has a variety of microphones, transmitters and telephone bugs to achieve this.
Electronics: Fox Forensics can install various electronic systems or equipment with the objective of acquiring intelligence / evidence to bring about effective results in an investigation. These include GSM and GPS tracking systems and custom designed electronics solutions.
Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM), otherwise known as debugging, describes the methods that are used to identify or to counter any effort to obtain information, through the use of various electronic eavesdropping and other surveillance devices.
This would include a methodical physical and electronic inspection and search of a defined area by appropriately trained and qualified persons, utilizing suitogglele equipment and proven techniques in an attempt to uncover any covert transmitting, recording or eavesdropping devices, illegally deployed to obtain information to which the “eavesdropper” should not be entitled. While many people claim to be “debugging” experts, it should be noted that professional TSCM services requires not only sophisticated equipment like Frequency Scanners, but also specialist knowledge of electronics, security, investigations and technical expertise amongst many other skills.
Anybody dealing with sensitive information that could be regarded as valuable to a third party, is at risk.
The unfortunate reality is that very few commercial enterprises, regardless of size, fully appreciate the degree of the threat to their operations. Consequently, there are not many companies that actively protect themselves from illegal eavesdropping. Needless to say, the same applies to any Private Individual – right at your private residence.
It is a well-established fact that approximately one third of all business failures are caused by employee theft, including embezzlement, corruption & collusion. When one considers that with labour legislation weighted heavily in favour of the protection of employee’s rights, it is no longer possible to simply dismiss an employee.
It stands to reason that a company that has not initiated a pre-employment screening programme and has inadequate security controls and lacks strict company policies is even more susceptible to internal losses.
The scientific examination of the physical feature of documents for forensic purposes is separate and apart from psychological evaluation of handwriting (graphology). The Forensic Handwriting Examiner does not attribute any "personality" conclusions to any writing being studied as part of a disputed document.
The Forensic Handwriting Examiner makes critical examinations, comparison and analyses of documents to establish geniuses or to expose forgery or to reveal alterations, additions and deletions. The task is to identify persons through documents or parts of documents, by showing the authorship of handwriting, to aid in fixing liability or culpability for any kind of fraud that makes use of documents, and generally to help protect the integrity of documents.
The task of Forensic Handwriting Examination is to answer questions about a disputed document using a variety of scientific processes and methods. Many examinations involve a comparison of the questioned document, or components of the document, to a set of known standards. The most common type of examination involves handwriting wherein the examiner tries to address concerns about potential authorship.
Handwriting identification is a skill and a science that is based on axioms, principles, theories and knowledge that have accumulated through the hundreds of years that handwriting has been studied.
Handwriting identification has been recognized and accepted by the courts for over 180 years. It is well known that qualified Handwriting Examiners can and do reach accurate conclusions of identity, give sufficient comparison standards to work from.
A Forensic Handwriting Examiner makes scientific examinations, comparisons, and analyses of documents in order to:
1. Establish genuineness or non-genuineness, or to expose forgery, reveal alterations, additions or deletions.
2. Identify or eliminate persons as the source of handwriting.
3. Write reports or give testimony, when needed, to aid the users of the examiner's services in understanding the examiner's findings.
FOX FORENSICS HAS VERY EXPERIENCED FORENSICS HANDWRITING EXAMINERS SPECIALIZING IN THE SCIENTIFIC EXAMINATION OF QUESTIONED DOCUMENTS, ANONYMOUS NOTES, DISGUISED HANDWRITING, FORGED SIGNATURES, HANDWRITING IDENTIFICATION AND ALTERATIONS OF DOCUMENTS ETC.